Tanith Davenport lives in Yorkshire with her long-suffering husband and pampered cats. Her interests range wildly between rock music and modern cinema to medieval literature and the language of flowers. She loves to travel and dreams of one day taking a driving tour of the United States, preferably in a classic 1950s pink Cadillac Eldorado. Her idea of heaven is an Indian head massage with a Mojito at her side. So tell us Tanith, would you say you always wanted to be a writer, or did it happen by chance?
I always wanted to be a writer - I'm sure the girls I went to school with will remember passing stories of mine around the class. Fortunately none of those stories survived, because they were terrible!
I HEARD YOUR VOICE is your latest book, tell us how you got the idea for it.
I was watching a lot of Most Haunted at the time and became very interested in the idea of paranormal investigation. I attended an organised investigation in Bradford and have to say it was a lot less exciting than either TV or my book showed, but it's still something that fascinates me.
You write erotic fiction, what attracted you to that particular genre?
It was as much a surprise to me as it was to everyone who hears about it. I was reading a lot of online erotic fiction when I first began writing and I suppose I was used to it. I find sexuality a complex issue and I enjoy exploring all the possibilities in my writing.
I also found that traditional romance was frustrating for me because often the hero and heroine would dance around each other until the very end, whereas in erotic romance they are brought together much earlier.
Love your assistant here. Does Spot help you produce a synopsis, or does it come easy to you?
They're not my favourite thing to do, but they've got easier. I try to keep a note of the important points as I write so that I can refer to them when doing the synopsis later.
Do you have a yearning to write some other type of novel, and if so, what genre would it be?
I have some ideas for literary fiction, but whether they will come to anything depends on if I have time. I have a lot of erotic romance lined up at the moment!
Can you tell us something of what you are working on now?
I'm currently working on a project for Total-e-Bound that I'm not allowed to give details of yet. I'm also working on a number of shorts for anthologies.
Tamar Steele’s life was never supposed to be like this. A sensitive working with a team of paranormal investigators, she is trapped in a loveless relationship with the team’s medium, Reed James, who believes that having sex on haunted ground enhances paranormal activity. Tamar maintains their partnership for the sake of the crew, forcing herself to ignore the burgeoning sexual tension between her and fellow investigator Jason Bray.
Until one night when, alone and bored, Tamar sings to herself and is knocked to the ground by an invisible force. Somehow she is able to invoke spirits with the power of her voice. And one particular sexy, matchmaking spirit is determined to turn her life upside down.
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Thank you for sparing time to talk to us today Tanith. We wish you continuing success with your books.
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